Tourists and international visitors are normally treated with much tolerance and patience.If you speak German, a more detailed understanding of Austrian′s customs regarding etiquette is expected.
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Most Austrians will start with "Mahlzeit" or "Guten Appetit" (bon appetite), which is polite to wait for in most occasions, but inappropriate at very posh, formal dinners (I have been told off once for wishing a friend bon appetite at a casual dinner at home, so be aware that some people take this matter serious).
Keep your hands on the table during dinner, but not the elbows.
Austria is among the lucky countries in which train delays of five minutes get announced at the platforms with an apology.